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Is there a way to block a GPO from reaching a particular computer without putting the computer in an OU with block inheritance set?

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Is there a way to block a GPO from reaching a particular computer without putting the computer in an OU with block policy inheritance set?  I want to block a software GPO policy on particular computers, but I don't want to move the computer(s) to their own OU.

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Hello.

yes it quite simple: put all of those computers to a security group and in Group policy management console select the GPO you want to block, switch to a Delegation tab, add a group here to a list, then select the group, click Advanced and assign them Deny permission for Read and Apply group policy object.
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It's important to note that the computers in question will need to be rebooted after they have been added to the security group in question.
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Another alternative is when you link the GPO associate it with a WMI filter.

To create a WMI filter under Group Policy Management you should have a WMI filters section for the domain in question. Create a new filter with settings something like the below

Namespace: root\CIMV2
Query: SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem WHERE Name <> 'Computer1' OR Name <> 'Computer2'

Attach this to your GPO and computers called Computer1 or Computer2 will not get the GPO applied to them
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Thank you Laura for adding this comment, quite important:-)
Martin
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Thank you!
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